What is this damn Creak!!

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  • What is this damn Creak!!
  • jayx2a
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    Creak was there before and after new BB. New one is Hope, old one SRAM.

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Go full nuclear. Nut and bolt strip down.

    I might have asked this earlier in the thread though…. But when bike is drenched with water does the noise stop?

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    I’d try a different seatpost.

    rusty90
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    Go full nuclear. Nut and bolt strip down.

    Did this myself on the full suss. All the bearings, shock, pivots, BB, headset, everything. The creak was still there after the rebuild. Finally tracked it down to the cable tie holding the rear mech cable to the chainstay.

    jayx2a
    Member

    @Poopscoop was out on a wet ride (well sloppy mud ride) at the weekend and TBH I don’t remember it making any noise, which is odd.

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    ^^ When bike is dry, get a spray bottle with water in (a bit of washing up liquid too if you want)… And spray small specific parts at a time. Ride a little… See if noise has gone…Repeat till you find the creak.

    Hopefully.👍

    I did this once to find a creak on a Marin QUAD 2 years back.

    reeksy
    Member

    I have similar noises from XD cassette interface with a freehub. Such an annoying thing.

    And the tip above with the water – that’s the way to go!

    Gunz
    Member

    I won’t ask your age on here but try a few deep squats off the bike, it could be your knees (cod liver oil goes some way to help).

    andyeez
    Member

    +1 for free hub bearings, just serviced mine and no more creaks, could have sworn it was the bb initially

    jayx2a
    Member

    Well I did loads of stripping down and re greasing on Friday and I didn’t appear to have any creaks today! It was only 5 miles so will go for a longer ride tomorrow and see if it returns!

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